A selection of work by artists who have lived, loved, worked, and played in Boyle Heights.
Avenue 50 Studio along with the Violence Intervention Program Forensic Center and Community-based Assessment and Treatment Center at the LAC+USC Medical Center Outpatient Department present 21 artists and their works with an opening night reception this Friday, January 25th. This event is co-curated by Abel Salas of Brooklyn and Boyle and local resident Kathy Gallegos.
Poli Marichal was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, where she earned a B.A. in printmaking at Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico, and later an MFA at the Massachusetts College of Art. Marichal often delves into the ideas of immigration and family roots. In the painted piece, “Intruder” (2009), the cactus represents the southern immigrant who breaks through the groundwork of it’s new environment as it grows and makes it’s new
home. Many of her pieces are known for including trees as symbols. She states that they represent the need for individuals to feel rooted and “safe” while at the same time transcending these needs with others and attempting to branch out “into the cosmos.” (CitedAtTheCrossroads.net)
Artists include: Barbara Carrasco, David Botello, Fabian Debora, George Yepes, Gronk, Jon Measures, Jose Ramirez, John Carlos de Luna, Linda Arreola, Margaret Garcia, Ofelia Esparza, Oscar Castillo, Poli Marichal, Rafael Cardenas, Ramon Ramirez, Raoul De la Sota, Ricardo Mendoza, Richard Duardo, Roberto Gutierrez, Wayne Healy, and Wenceslao Quiroz.
Opening reception: Friday, Jan. 25th, 6-8 p.m.
Show continues through March 30th
LAC+USC—The Medical Village
2010 Zonal Avenue, L.A. 90033
For more info, call 323.258.1435